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Sony DSC-QX30

£239.00
chip.com.my Outstanding
A good value for money and award winning SLR camera, perfect for wildlife photography
SLR 20.4MP 30x 1" Sep 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Sensor Size Release Date
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Sony DSC-QX30 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Sony DSC-QX30 number 42 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 77?

It has not bad expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 90% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received an industry award from Chip.com.my. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use.
The DSC-QX30 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly high megapixels sensor
5184 x 3888 pixels image resolution
Wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) depending on lens used
Only 640 x 480 pixels still image resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 37 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 29 in portrait photography cameras, but good for landscape photography, ranking number 57 in landscape photography cameras.
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Sony DSC-QX30 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

This Sony camera received an "Outstanding" award from Chip.com.my.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This camera has an average expert rating of 71 out of 100 based on seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Techradar.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as outstanding. Over 77% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 90% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 32,324 expert and owner reviews (including 10,628 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has very good reviews. We also found that Sony has very good reviews specifically for its digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images.

  • One can take some interesting angle pictures and in some hard to reach areas that other cameras are not able to do…
  • The zoom is amazing and the picture quality is great…
    ADBona (Amazon) - January 2015
  • The pictures are good even at low light…
    Katia (Amazon) - December 2015

Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old. However at £239.00 it is cheaper than 62% of cameras.


Features

Fairly High Megapixels Sensor

The average megapixels of all digital cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP. The Sony DSC-QX30's sensor megapixels of 20.4MP is quite high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 10% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the DSC-QX30 is 5184 x 3888 pixels. That's 27% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Sony camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Average Weight

The weight of the DSC-QX30 of 178g is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This Sony digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The DSC-QX30 supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 98% lower still image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 384 x 480 pixels and the best is 6016 x 4016 pixels.

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Only 200 Battery Life

The Sony DSC-QX30 is a camera that takes 200 shots battery life.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The DSC-QX30 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 75% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The DSC-QX30 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 72% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The DSC-QX30 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Does Not Have an HDMI

Like most other digital cameras, the DSC-QX30 does not have an HDMI. 55% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Sony DSC-QX30 of 0.435" is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-QX30 in September 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony dscqx30b

Barcodes:

00795871621958, 04905524989144

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